Have you ever read, listened to, or watched something that made you totally fired up and ready to reach for big goals?!
I had that experience recently after listening to Rachel Hollis’ Rise Podcast. Rachel’s a leader in business and personal development (and a hero of mine, for sure!). In this episode, she and Ed Mylett discuss all the things, but there was one thing he said in particular that really hit home for me. Are you ready for this truth bomb?
“A flawed plan executed with ferocity and certainty is far greater than the perfect plan executed too late and with timidity.”
I don’t know about you, but I’ve often found myself with paralysis of the analysis. I can research something like nobody’s business, but when it’s time to take action I find myself waiting for the “perfect” moment.
Well, friends, I’m here to tell you that the ideal time is now. Stop waiting. Stop perfecting. Stop worrying about what other people might think and just do the darn thing. Do it scared. And keep doing it. Over. And over. And over again. Because eventually, it will no longer intimidate you and instead you’ll have all of your past experiences informing you that, in fact, you CAN do it.
I’ve recently experienced this with running. I’m just getting back into it after growing back-to-back baby boys, and almost every day I run one mile. Yes, one! Because each day it gets a little easier. Each day I get a little strong. And if there’s a time when I think I can’t squeeze it in, or I don’t feel like doing it, I know that it literally takes 12 minutes or less to run one mile. I can give myself the gift of 12 minutes. And I keep doing it. Again, and again. Because it makes me feel strong, and I show up as my best self for those I love when I make my own fitness a priority.
What I love most about Ed’s nugget of wisdom is this. It applies to any area where you’re seeking growth or change. To relationships, finances, health (or running!), and the list goes on. So call your shot, as Rachel would say. Know your goals and strive towards them with ferocity and certainty. You might fail, but fail forward, learn from your mistakes and most importantly keep going.
Over. And over. And over again. Because that’s how you change your health. That’s how you change your life. You are what you repeatedly do. So be intentional, and not to sound like a Nike ad, but just do it!